Mothers are important women in our lives. They gave birth to us, they made our boo-boos better and they wiped away our tears. These are just a few of the reasons why we don’t want to forget Mother’s Day.
Music is definitely on the menu at LUCA restaurant on Thursday, 23 May.
Internationally renowned singer Georgina Gatto will be performing,
accompanied by Glen Inanga. It promises to be a fabulous evening, and
one that all music lovers should attend.
The annual music extravaganza that is Petapalooza is back for 2013! This
year it promises to be bigger, better and more rockin’ than ever! This
is the all-day, all-night music event in Cayman that you just don’t
want to miss.
A number of legendary bands began when the members were all young – The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and The Who, to name a few.
Cayman’s Cowboy Andy Martin is scheduled for a performance on the island of Utila, Honduras on 16 June, 2013.
Island Heritage Insurance Company, Ltd. is gearing up for its second
annual CharityDrive sponsorship programme from 16-18 April; an
innovative way of giving back that allows the Cayman Islands’ public to
be involved in the donation process.
Rundown has been a staple of the Cayman arts scene since 1991. The
gently satirical show prods at the issues and discussions going on in
the Cayman Islands and brings forth a lot of laughs whilst doing so.
Believe it or not, Batabano is celebrating 30 years in the Cayman
Islands this year. What began as a vision back in the early 80s has
morphed into a huge annual carnival event with the energetic Donna Myrie
at the helm.
Anyone interested in sports and lucky enough to be in Grand Cayman in the near future will have the chance to see the world’s fastest man and woman competing at the Cayman Invitational track meet.
PAWSed in the sand is a fundraising auction dinner for the Protection of
Animal Welfare Society for the Eastern District, held at the Rum Point
Club on Saturday, 9 March.
Cayfest 2013 is just around the corner. Cayfest is the Cayman Islands National Festival of the Arts, in existence since 1995.
It should be no surprise that with the diversity of cultures present in
the Cayman Islands, there are enough Australians here to definitely
warrant a shout out to Australia Day.
Holly Morris, school teacher, guitar teacher and better known as the
“Caribbean Cowgirl” is the voice behind the popular Rooster Radio ditty
“It sucks to be us.” It’s a fun country-tropical mix inspired by Holly
and written by Florida based singer-songwriter Cindy Walsh.
The band “Shedden” has enjoyed a bit of a whirlwind year thanks to a lot
of hard work and being in the right place at the right time.
One of the most beloved traditions every Christmas is driving around the
island to see some of the magnificent light displays on show, and this
year will be no exception.
Some people favor an elegant, restrained sprinkling of lights around a
door, while others go for a more exuberant display of illumination on
virtually every surface.
From charity dinners to tree lightings, carol singing and live bands,
you’ll find your schedule as full as Jolly Old Saint Nick’s if you try
to attend it all.
Did you know that the Cayman Islands has over 200 species of birds? So
the best place to start your bird photography adventure is right here at
Every family has its own set of holiday traditions, whether it’s opening
one present on Christmas Eve, or baking Grandma’s Ginger cookies, but
one tradition that brings thousands together every year is Cayman 27’s
Parade of Lights.
Cayman Thanksgiving is an annual national celebration commemorated on
the weekend preceding the first Sunday in December.
As part of our one year anniversary celebration, Star 92.7 will host
“Status,” an event to be held 30 November 2012 at 9pm at the Jacques
There is literally nothing like it in the Caribbean – the magnificent,
fun, family-friendly, silly, historical, beautiful, firework-flashing
Arrrrr, de ye hear yon sound of approaching reprobates? ‘tis time to get
ready for the arrival of yonder pirate rascals once more. Cayman, are
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when people and organisations
come together to spread awareness and raise funds to battle the disease.
Over the last six years there has been growing activity and excitement
within the energy industry – the discovery (and growth) of global shale
reserves. Shale contains natural gas that can be extracted through
hydraulic pressure exerted by high-pressure water pumps, a process that
is also known as ‘Fracking’.
Gentlemen it’s coming up to that time again for Mo’ moustaches, Mo’ hair
and Mo’ fundraising in MO’vember. Yes indeed, the annual event is
nearly upon us when chaps throw away their razors and go wild under
their (and our) very noses.
Camana Bay is gearing up to make the most of Halloween and all are
invited along to some howlingly good nights that are sure to bring out
all the young ghouls and goblins in Grand Cayman.
Anyone who says that there is nothing to do in the Cayman Islands is clearly not leaving their house. There is a wealth of activities out there, and when it comes to nightlife it is surprising how much diversity can be found at restaurants, hotels, bars and clubs from East End to West Bay.
The Estella Scott-Roberts Foundation is proud to present A Night under
the Stars on Saturday, 13 October at Sunset Bay, the first of its kind.
It will be an evening of entertainment, wine, food and remembrance to
raise awareness and discuss what the foundation has achieved over the
The National Trust for the Cayman Islands is celebrating its 25 year
anniversary this year, an event that will culminate in a 25th
anniversary gala on Friday 2 November.
Kicking back with a glass of wine is a time honoured tradition to
celebrate the end of the week. Doing so for a good cause in a great
location makes it even more meaningful, and Paws for Wine is the perfect
opportunity to do so. The fundraiser, organised by Cayman Animal Rescue
Enthusiasts, will take place on 27 October from 7pm at Ristorante
Cayman’s history is riddled with legends of shipwrecks and rumours of
treasures hidden away by pirates plying their trade in the waters of
the Caribbean. No surprise then that Cayman’s signature event is called
Pirates Week and draws those with a passion for the adventure and drama
associated with the romantic image of silver screen pirates.
When it comes to images that invoke eternity, the shape of a ring and
the sparkle of a diamond are among the most powerful around, which make
it no surprise that these combined form the traditional diamond
They call it the happiest day of your life – your wedding day! But the
days of organizing it, arranging guests, sorting out the rings, getting a
cake that won’t activate Aunt Murphul’s allergies and finding the right
photographer can be some of the darkest.
April 6, 2012
Touch de road! Touch de road! It’s time for the wine! The colourful,
creative and quite frankly thrilling Cayman Carnival Batabano is nearly
here and all across these fair islands people are readying themselves.
Swanky International is renowned for setting the benchmark
amongst Mas Bands and driving force Craig Fredericks is determined that
this situation will not just continue but take Cayman Carnival Batabano
to the highest level yet.
The Cayman Islands Humane Society has the often unenviable task of taking care of Cayman’s abandoned animals.
He started playing music way back in 1965 for the Farquar family, one of
the first Americans to build a guest home the Brac.
The whole idea behind the new facility, says National Gallery Director, Natalie Urquhart, is to create a community space that will be open and accessible to all. She hopes all residents and visitors will feel they can stop by at any time, whether it’s to browse the art collections, attend a special event or simply enjoy a coffee in the gardens.
For many, Bodden Town is little more than a change of scenery on the drive between Seven Mile Beach and Rum Point. But the historic capital of the Cayman Islands has a rich history, much of which can be experienced just off the main road at the Mission House.
Decorating your home for the holiday season seems to have become a national pastime in the Cayman Islands. Lights and ornaments seem to adorn every window, door, railing, tree and open spot in every yard all over, lending a festive atmosphere to the islands.
December 6, 2011
Whether you decide to donate time, money, or goods, there are many charitable organisations in the Cayman Islands that would gladly accept your help, especially over the festive season.
Cayman has always been intimately connected with the ocean – as a group of three islands, it could be no other way.
One of the major draws of Pirates Week is the ability to really get under the skin of what makes the Cayman Islands tick. These
individual days allow each district to showcase their current and past
skills, techniques and histories as well as providing huge amounts of
entertainment along the way.
The family friendly fun takes place From Thursday, 10 November, to
Sunday, 20 November, and this year there’s a brand new presenting
sponsor in Caymanian company SaxonMG, which has thrown its weight behind
the national festival that delights so many thousands of tourists and
visitors from around the world each year.
It’s that time of year again, when men have an excuse to grow a mo’, despite the protestations of their significant others, all for a good cause.
Halloween is fast drawing near, so for those who are pressed for time
and don’t want to blow the budget on decorations (rather spending it on
candy!) there are a couple of good options out there.
The event has become an annual tradition over the past decade, with this year’s event being titled Doggywood – Fashion Unleashed!
Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts will be hosting its second annual Paws for Wine fundraiser on Saturday, 1 October at Ristorante Pappagallo from 6.30pm.
Aaargh ya ready for the most Piratey festival ever to hit these fair shores?
Meet Kate Allenger. Some recognise her as partner and wife to popular Hi Tide vocalist Shane Allenger, some know her as a dive instructor or advertising agent, yet most of us in the local music scene know her as the master behind the fiddle.
Living on an island has a remarkable effect on one’s perception of
distance. How else is it possible to explain that many people who live
in George Town view driving to West Bay as quite a drive?
Dust off your golf clubs and get your dancing shoes on. It’s party time!
From the land
August 3, 2011
Local restaurants have also been driving the trend, using ever more
local produce in their cooking, and partnering with farmers to make the
most of everything that can be grown in Cayman.
When you find a snail shell at the beach or on a dive, you really must leave it alone.
‘If you’re lucky enough to live by the sea, you’re lucky enough’, so
declares the cute decorative plaque with which you can smugly appoint
How many of you have spent much time in East End if you
don’t live there?
I can still recall some 25 years ago, sitting on my deck
along the shores of Frank Sound, I noticed this tall thin fellow dragging a
giant tree stump through shallow waters. Later, I saw him with a sack full of
conch shells, bits of old rope and a mangled worthless fish net.
April will be a month of celebrations at
Camana Bay. From Easter to Earth Day to the celebration of the royal wedding
there will be something for everyone
Cayman’s National Festival of the Arts,
better known as Cayfest, kicked off towards the end of March and will run until
1 May. The festival aims to showcase some of Cayman’s finest artists and performers
through a number of events which are open to the public
In Cayman, cool is the operative phrase over Christmas time – the weather chills just enough to make you want to spend all day outside, and you need the clothes to carry off the chilled look to perfection.
Sarah McTaggart was born into music. Having a family of musicians, there
is seldom a quiet moment at any family gathering; everyone sings or
plays an instrument. Her dad, local business man Steve McTaggart has
been a huge inspiration for Sarah.
Pirates Week is a fun-filled and family-friendly festival that shows off
the creativity, inclusiveness and traditions of the Cayman Islands.
Cayman has a rich and varied history and the popular Heritage Days draw
visitors from around the world to each district as they showcase the
past, present and future of their own part of the Islands.
Cayman BECOME is a new campaign promoting the use of reusable shopping
bags instead of plastic, encouraging members of the community to take
their own reusable bags when they shop.
There are those who believe that the music world is full of animals,
especially when it comes to rock music. On Saturday 5 June, these folks
will be proven right, at least for a day, as Petapalooza takes over
Grand Harbour for a day of music.
Discovery Day long weekend, from 15 to 17 May, provides a useful
Endangered species around the globe are being identified and protected
through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of
Wild Fauna and Flora, established in 1973.
Cindy Blekaitis is a counsellor and educational facilitator at
the Empowerment and Community Development Agency (formerly the Women’s
Gardening might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but even those not into
gardening is bound to be impressed by the displays at the Garden Club of
Grand Cayman’s annual flower show.
The animals and animal lovers of the Cayman Islands owe the Cayman
Islands Humane Society a great debt of gratitude.
Down on the farm
February 2, 2010
The Cayman Islands Agricultural Show is one of the biggest community
events around, drawing thousands of visitors. Granted, a first prize cow
might not stir everyone’s passion, but this annual event has much more
It’s time once more for Cayman Arts Festival and this year’s line-up
features top local talent as well as international participation. Glen Inanga and Jennifer Micallef are behind the event as usual and they
have high hopes for the event. “Cayman Arts Festival is a well-established and respected in Cayman and
internationally, to the extent that airlines are using it in their
marketing to entice people here.”
There is much to see in Cayman, both on land and on the water. Yet quite often it seems that visitors see more of the Cayman Islands in a day than many residents do in all their time on island. Excuses are varied, but quite often include the words ‘too many tourists’ and a lack of